Kimberly Parsons, Owner
Welcome to Hearth & Gnome! I am Kimberly Parsons, a musician, educator, and homeschooling mother of two.
I hold two degrees, a B.A. in Music and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I am certified to teach All-Level Music by the Texas State Board of Education, and I have taught in public, private, small group and home settings. In addition to teaching preschool through adult learners, I sing and accompany for area churches and schools. I am fortunate to be able to help support my family doing what I love - making music and sharing that with others.
My first curriculum, Music Unfolds, was co-authored with Melisa Nielsen and originally published by Waldorf Essentials. With Melisa's encouragement, I started Hearth & Gnome to share not only Music Unfolds with families interested in the Waldorf pedagogy, but to share additional work that is not purely Waldorf, but Waldorf-inspired. I love blending the most beautiful elements of Waldorf with mainstream education and sharing them in my own teaching practice, but here as well.
I also love handwork using natural and up-cycled materials and I offer a limited number of my creations here.
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